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App Console view

Describes the view content.

This view enables you to interact with the console I/O capabilities provided by the semihosting implementation in the ARM® C libraries. To use this feature, semihosting support must be enabled in the debugger.

Figure 10-1 App Console view

App Console view


Default settings for this view are controlled by a DS-5 Debugger setting in the Preferences dialog box. For example, default locations for specific files or the maximum number of lines to display. You can access these settings by selecting Preferences from the Window menu.

Toolbar and context menu options

The following options are available from the toolbar or context menu:

Linked: context

Links this view to the selected connection in the Debug Control view. This is the default. Alternatively you can link the view to a specific connection. If the connection you want is not shown in the drop-down list you might have to select it first in the Debug Control view.

Save Console Buffer

Saves the contents of the App Console view to a text file.

Clear Console

Clears the contents of the App Console view.

Scroll Lock

Enables or disables the automatic scrolling of messages in the App Console view.

View Menu

This menu contains the following option:

New App Console View

Displays a new instance of the App Console view.

Bring to Front for Write

If enabled, the debugger automatically changes the focus to this view when a semihosting application prompts for input.


Copies the selected text.


Pastes text that you have previously copied. You can paste text only when the application displays a semihosting prompt.

Select All

Selects all text.